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Workshop Report: Bureau for Food Security's Scaling Agricultural Innovations Workshop

Date Published: 
September 22, 2016

This report provides an overview of a workshop hosted by USAID's Bureau for Food Security on July 13, 2016, in Washington, DC. The purpose of this workshop was to share and validate preliminary evidence and recommendations from a series of case studies looking at the successful scaling of pro-poor agricultural innovations through commercial pathways. The workshop sought feedback from a small group of experts on the preliminary conclusions and insights generated by the case studies on what facilitates successful scaling up and how to improve donor scaling practices.  Following a brief overview of the five case studies and the workshop participants, this report provides a descriptive narrative of the discussions during each of the workshop sessions. The report presents key ideas and overarching themes from the workshop that may be of interest to readers engaged in the scaling of agricultural innovations in developing countries.